Hillary: Unequal Pay for Women at Work Like Sexual Assault at Colleges, Military Bases, Home

Monica Sanchez | April 24, 2015
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During her keynote address at the 2015 Women in the World Summit, 2016 presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton placed unequal pay for women in the workplace in the same category as sexual assault of women on college campuses, in military bases, and at home.

Clinton argued that if America does not resolve the "gender wage gap" and put an end to sexual assault, women will never be truly "secure." 

“If we close the gap that remains between men and women, our economy would grow by nearly 10% by 2030,” she said.

Clinton added, “Now, when I talk to men about this, which I frequently do, I remind them: If it was your wife, or your sister, or your daughter, or your mother getting taken advantage of at work, you would suffer, your kids would suffer, your family would suffer, and you would want to do something about it."

“Well, that’s the point,” she said. “When women are held back, our country is held back. When women get ahead, everyone gets ahead."

"And it is important to realize that it is not just in economic arena where women are held back,” said Clinton. 

The former U.S. Secretary of State then goes on to liken the gender wage gap to sexual assault taking place at colleges, military bases, and home:  

“When women of any age, whether on college campuses or military bases, or even in their homes, face sexual assault, then no woman is secure,” she said.

“Every woman deserves to have the safety and security they need,” Clinton argued. “That means we have to guarantee that our institutions respond to the continuing scourge of sexual assault.” 

Check out her remarks in the video below.